Quiz 15 of 50 -- Obscure and Unusual Words

Number Question Answer Your answer
1 everyday; commonplace 1 quotidian
2 aesthesia
3 presbytery
4 bywoner
5 planimeter
2 jaundiced; yellow 1 instauration
2 erotomania
3 icteritious
4 dolent
5 mammiform
3 crosspiece of a carriage to which harnesses attached 1 whippletree
2 didapper
3 iconoclasm
4 nectariferous
5 intergrade
4 the act of cleaning 1 detersion
2 whang
3 introit
4 lamina
5 holystone
5 part of ethics or psychology dealing with pleasure 1 hedonics
2 ditheism
3 natricine
4 squamation
5 trysail
6 to denounce as heretical 1 crescograph
2 holderbat
3 hereticate
4 daedal
5 fourchette
7 sheer meshed cloth 1 anaglyph
2 flapdoodle
3 zimocca
4 finical
5 marquisette
8 books of the New Testament not part of early Christian Bible 1 lampadomancy
2 parousia
3 circumincession
4 antilegomena
5 arenaceous
9 ball of perfumes 1 pomander
2 tasimeter
3 jentacular
4 morbilliform
5 astheniology
10 feeding on grass or cereals 1 pipistrelle
2 graminivorous
3 audiometer
4 beele
5 paraenesis
Number Question Answer Your answer
11 glossy cotton or wool 1 calcariform
2 tulipomania
3 squaloid
4 sateen
5 simular
12 bad-tempered; cantankerous 1 compital
2 semantology
3 catarolysis
4 agnosic
5 carnaptious
13 defending oneself in argument by claiming justification 1 dicaeology
2 calumet
3 muscology
4 anotic
5 vernition
14 word from same root or having same sound as another 1 paronym
2 unicity
3 prepense
4 locum
5 wanhope
15 main member at stern of a ship extending from keel to deck 1 saliferous
2 sternpost
3 taenia
4 ctetology
5 bruxism
16 rule of wealth; plutocracy 1 digitorium
2 patriolatry
3 chrysocracy
4 tsiology
5 doddered
17 privilege of office; especially one given to younger offspring 1 cinerary
2 platysma
3 peristerophily
4 apanage
5 assurgent
18 of or pertaining to a cup or calyx 1 gunnage
2 calycine
3 auxesis
4 columella
5 kalpis
19 origin or development of living organs 1 epanadiplosis
2 probang
3 czardas
4 assuetude
5 organogenesis
20 craze for imitating Oriental porcelain 1 bibitory
2 diptote
3 amphibology
4 potichomania
5 volet
Number Question Answer Your answer
21 conjugation 1 endysis
2 zygosis
3 onomastic
4 worcester
5 recto
22 bearing spikes 1 spicigerous
2 lutulent
3 vulpicide
4 cabriolet
5 saxicavous
23 study of precious metals 1 kumiss
2 wedeln
3 aerolite
4 ramulus
5 chrysology
24 proud person 1 psychomancy
2 spermologer
3 cribble
4 gilderoy
5 forecastle
25 brief outline; glimpse; intuitive insight 1 serimeter
2 herbose
3 coulometer
4 apercu
5 vigneron
26 barb of feather used to make artificial fishing fly 1 harl
2 yakhdan
3 marcidity
4 holophrase
5 dasyure
27 circular fort for coastal defence 1 contraterrene
2 martello
3 jackstay
4 hagiology
5 isohel
28 partly 1 paulopast
2 parcel
3 apatetic
4 isogeny
5 reticulate
29 reversion or restoration to original position 1 pulvilliform
2 paroxysm
3 apocatastisis
4 abraid
5 discarnate
30 front side of a bookleaf; on the front 1 umbo
2 recto
3 pennaceous
4 foulé
5 discarnate
Number Question Answer Your answer
31 looseness of the teeth 1 murdrum
2 bullace
3 synteresis
4 gomphiasis
5 chlorometer
32 instrument for recording distant thunderstorms 1 crista
2 spermologer
3 circumlittoral
4 keraunograph
5 peregal
33 to convert into soap 1 ala
2 flysch
3 saponify
4 tachistoscope
5 syncope
34 art of using gesture to express tones 1 schematonics
2 psychagogic
3 impacable
4 camisole
5 dithyrambic
35 post for fastening cables at a ship's foremast 1 telestich
2 forebitt
3 fantassin
4 jumar
5 skive
36 armoured with plates or scales; to coat or armour protectively 1 devall
2 velarium
3 loricate
4 landau
5 incivism
37 to make a chirping or scraping sound 1 hypotaxis
2 stridulate
3 tromometer
4 clinamen
5 drap-de-Berry
38 instrument for inspecting the pharynx 1 pharyngoscope
2 illuvium
3 doublette
4 gambroon
5 lingual
39 heraldic animal shown in full face with no neck or body 1 caboched
2 endeixis
3 monial
4 voiturier
5 ohmmeter
40 displaying different colours when seen from different directions 1 pleochroic
2 retrogress
3 contorno
4 logodaedaly
5 roseaceous
Number Question Answer Your answer
41 atrophy 1 wattmeter
2 macies
3 peregrinity
4 brumal
5 lageniform
42 nothingness; a mere nothing 1 hieroscopy
2 nihility
3 escheatment
4 euphonym
5 scuncheon
43 syllogism whose conclusion forms premise of another 1 prosyllogism
2 panegyric
3 physagogue
4 pseudophonia
5 anopsia
44 sweaty 1 asteism
2 proctal
3 logodaedaly
4 taphephobia
5 sudorous
45 footprint 1 jaseran
2 pelmatogram
3 roorback
4 turnery
5 windlestraw
46 meeting of a ward or a court of a ward 1 homeomerous
2 deism
3 hexamerous
4 thaumatography
5 wardmote
47 study of diseases; epidemics 1 usucaption
2 typology
3 tralaticious
4 epidemiology
5 aphthong
48 a garrulous talker of nonsense 1 equable
2 simplex
3 anopisthographic
4 gambroon
5 bletherskate
49 a hollow vessel 1 hydrotaxis
2 zoocytium
3 suscept
4 magisterial
5 scatophagous
50 pebbly silk or worsted fabric with broken rib weave 1 paraph
2 vinolent
3 barathea
4 semelincident
5 trysail
Number Question Answer Your answer
51 study of people at work 1 anaglyph
2 stevedore
3 abulia
4 synoecy
5 ergonomics
52 feeding on plants 1 monology
2 syphilology
3 sulphureous
4 idiothermous
5 phytivorous
53 study of systems of representing speech in writing 1 lauds
2 immure
3 togated
4 graphemics
5 rhapsodomancy
54 addition of water to sacramental wine 1 lapidary
2 krasis
3 solmisate
4 gemelliparous
5 magnificat
55 screen or partition in Eastern churches with tiers of icons 1 obmutescent
2 lissotrichous
3 recrement
4 iconostasis
5 boning
56 beatified woman 1 seine
2 beata
3 sine
4 synoecize
5 spandrel
57 overbearing wielder of petty authority 1 gauleiter
2 paizogony
3 anogenic
4 euphonism
5 multicipital
58 beyond what is proper; extravagant 1 quotatious
2 metallogenic
3 coacervate
4 outré
5 bowsprit
59 payment; profit arising from employment 1 outjet
2 joculator
3 obtest
4 toman
5 emolument
60 lead poisoning 1 sphygmometer
2 pavane
3 abele
4 saturnism
5 mulligrubs
Number Question Answer Your answer
61 bearing a puparium 1 intergrade
2 stirk
3 pupigerous
4 heliograph
5 thermometrograph
62 mountainous; mountain-dwelling 1 paramnesia
2 afforest
3 transept
4 flammulated
5 montane
63 scalloped 1 kinescope
2 trichoschisis
3 detort
4 crenate
5 dichord
64 cluster or bundle of grapes or any other thing 1 intempestive
2 ophic
3 calciform
4 racemation
5 pentheraphobia
65 instrument for measuring pressure of a liquid or gas 1 susurrus
2 manometer
3 deric
4 micropalaeontology
5 hypometropia
66 to dance as an act of worship 1 kantikoy
2 yird
3 liber
4 viduage
5 sciatic
67 study of rheumatism 1 macerate
2 cacotopia
3 rheumatology
4 sheading
5 ultramarine
68 wreckage or goods at the bottom of the sea 1 lagan
2 habanera
3 taenia
4 lateen
5 crosstrees
69 fear of high places 1 viaggiatory
2 symmetrophobia
3 hypsophobia
4 hypothecary
5 feretory
70 the study of skin patterns and fingerprints 1 distaff
2 rondeau
3 alkalimeter
4 dermatoglyphics
5 culicino
Number Question Answer Your answer
71 divination in general 1 ventifact
2 pace
3 acuminate
4 pyrography
5 ariolation
72 pointed; conical 1 tormentum
2 logogogue
3 sondage
4 fastigiate
5 tazza
73 annuity scheme where benefits increase as members die 1 cinerious
2 tontine
3 acervate
4 guignol
5 viduous
74 delay; procrastination 1 glaireous
2 adenalgia
3 udometer
4 procacity
5 cunctation
75 shaped like a finger 1 rebatement
2 gar
3 digitiform
4 kyphorrhinos
5 anagraphy
76 by, in or relating to writing 1 remigate
2 tucket
3 nebulize
4 scriptory
5 tremallose
77 to strip the bark off of 1 armigerous
2 vernissage
3 exstrophy
4 excorticate
5 enantiopathy
78 word with one form for all cases; indeclinable noun 1 senectuous
2 monoptote
3 dactylomancy
4 coccineous
5 pogrom
79 beauty 1 tachism
2 hyperphagia
3 pulchritude
4 ophelimity
5 aeromancy
80 divination by observing urine 1 poitrel
2 dammar
3 viduity
4 urimancy
5 nacarat
Number Question Answer Your answer
81 rampart; wall of earth thrown up from a ditch 1 gastrolatry
2 palaeophile
3 grobianism
4 vallum
5 emesis
82 like a scar 1 abessive
2 futurition
3 cervicorn
4 venose
5 uloid
83 artificial mound upon which a castle is built 1 adscititious
2 motte
3 cercus
4 variorum
5 quercetum
84 instrument for measuring cloudiness 1 nephelometer
2 vesuvian
3 lunate
4 venation
5 osmology
85 bad choice of words or faulty pronunciation 1 fornicate
2 remigate
3 bullock
4 cacology
5 bracteate
86 one who seeks knowledge 1 tilbury
2 halolimnic
3 eoan
4 philonoist
5 dispone
87 like or resembling ebony 1 foresail
2 typography
3 ebeneous
4 diffrangible
5 drupaceous
88 relating to or suffering from jaundice 1 tufa
2 proreption
3 icterical
4 anemometer
5 soricine
89 seeming change of object position due to observer moving 1 scutiger
2 fuji
3 parallax
4 olivetta
5 physitheism
90 shaped like a spider 1 muleteer
2 rota
3 araneiform
4 engastrimyth
5 pyromancy
Number Question Answer Your answer
91 fine sheer fabric 1 paratonic
2 isonym
3 zelatriks
4 mousseline
5 subjectivism
92 to stir; to move 1 gemma
2 quich
3 katabasis
4 substruct
5 autarkic
93 fencer 1 allision
2 triglyph
3 bibliognost
4 foremast
5 scrimure
94 like or resembling parchment 1 pergameneous
2 aneuria
3 pilaster
4 isodose
5 guidon
95 dance closely resembling the jitterbug 1 dichogamous
2 chancel
3 notalgia
4 parastatic
5 lindy
96 leader of a conference 1 celliferous
2 symposiarch
3 estoppage
4 preterition
5 absquatulate
97 iron bow of a plough; heavy fishhook 1 genoa
2 pentad
3 genesic
4 drail
5 barognosis
98 loose material thrown on furnace hearth for protection 1 dyogram
2 tumescent
3 fettling
4 thermograph
5 somatognosis
99 study of freeing oneself from constraints 1 personalia
2 fontinal
3 facia
4 escapology
5 plenitude
100 smoked salted mutton 1 macon
2 technocracy
3 armomancy
4 zooscopy
5 scaphion
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